NHL analyst Darren Pang made a verbal gaffe Tuesday night while discussing Montreal defenseman rookie P.K. Subban, who is black, and St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo, who is white.
Pang described Subban as "full of life" and said that "the more gregarious he got, the more full of life he got, the more everybody wants to settle him down." He then suggested Subban look to Pietrangelo as an example of someone who Subban should "maybe try to duplicate."
Pang said Pietrangelo "does everything, on the ice, off the ice, the white way."
He immediately corrected himself and said "the right way."
Later, Pang said he felt terrible about the mistake.
"I feel terrible, I've got a knot in my stomach," he said. "It was an honest mistake, and I mixed up my words, obviously."